Twenty Fourteen

On this cold, dreary January day, I’ve decided that 2014 is going to be my year of color.  I want to experiment with all kinds of color combinations, and get a bit out of my comfort zone.  I recently discovered http://design-seeds.com/.  Wow!  Talk about inspiration.  I have to be careful or I’ll find myself spending hours going through the different color combinations.   Another great site for inspiration is Attic 24 at http://attic24.typepad.com/.

Last year I mostly concentrated on shawls.  I crocheted and knitted them, designed them, and started one after another throughout the whole year.  This year I seem to be leaning more toward motifs resembling handmade Spanish tile.  The more color, the better.  I predict colorful shawls, scarves and blankets in my work basket.

To get my year of color started, I participated in a hexagon blanket crochet-along Ravelry.  We used a pattern called Hexagons by Julie Yeager.  You can find the pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hexaghan.  Here’s a photo of my finished blanket.

I haven’t been keeping up with my blog like I should.  I hope to do a better job this year by adding more content, tutorials, and inspiration for all my fellow yarnies.

Hexagon Blanket

Rosewood Lace Shawl

Another shawl finished.  I think I’m stuck on making shawls.  When one is finished, I can’t wait to start my next one.  I guess I could have much worse addictions.  I have started a traditional granny square afghan though.  It’s for when I want some mindless crocheting.  I’ve also started a knitted shawl for when I want a bit of a challenge.